L’Oréal ambassador Cheryl responds to Munroe Bergdorf racism row
Cheryl has responded to comments by transgender model and activist Munroe Bergdorf.
L’Oréal announced this week that Bergdorf would head up a new makeup campaign for the company, making her the first trans woman to do so.
They then fired her one day later for comments she had made prior to the appointment regarding structural racism.
Bergdorf called on her followers to boycott L’Oréal following the decision.
Appearing on the Victoria Derbyshire Show today to defend her position, Bergdorf cited L’Oréal brand ambassador Cheryl.
Bergdorf insisted that she shouldn’t have been sacked for calling out racism in society, arguing that another of the campaign’s ambassadors was once convicted of assaulting a black woman.
“I shouldn’t be sacked for calling out racism when I was in a campaign was meant to be championing diversity,” she told Victoria Derbyshire.
“Especially when I was speaking about the violence of white people, but they’ve got Cheryl Cole on the campaign and she was actively convicted for punching a black women in the face.”
In 2003, Cheryl was found guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm following an altercation with nightclub toilet attendant Sophie Amogbokpa.
She was fully acquitted of any racist motivations in the attacks.
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